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Unleashing the Power of AI Design: Canva's Magic Studio
Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to revolutionize the way businesses operate and create. With the integration of AI technologies into design platforms, the possibilities for innovative and efficient content creation have expanded dramatically. In today's episode of the Everyday AI podcast, the transformative nature of AI-enhanced design was vividly illustrated through the insights shared by an industry expert from Canva.
Empowering Creative Expression with AI
The podcast delved into the groundbreaking AI features of Canva's Magic Studio, a platform that seamlessly merges different design types through the innovative "magic switch" feature. By leveraging the powers of Generative AI, Canva allows users to convert presentations or social media graphics into customizable documents that operate beyond specific design types. This not only streamlines the design process but also enhances collaboration and empowers creative expression.
AI for All: From Creatives to Small Businesses
A key highlight from the episode was the emphasis on Canva's accessibility and inclusive approach to design. Contrary to common misconceptions, Canva's AI-powered features are not limited to creatives or designers alone. The platform is designed to cater to everyone, including small business owners. Utilizing Canva's AI tools for social media graphics, content creation, and language translation can significantly elevate a business's marketing efforts, amplifying its online presence and engagement.
Navigating the AI Landscape: Privacy and Security Considerations
A crucial aspect addressed in the podcast was the importance of understanding privacy policies and data usage when integrating AI tools into business operations. This insight serves as a reminder for businesses to evaluate providers' policies related to security, health, data usage, and privacy to ensure responsible and ethical utilization of AI technologies.
Unveiling Canva's Comprehensive AI Suite
The podcast shed light on Canva's extensive suite of AI technologies, catering to diverse user needs. From photo editing tools to innovative features such as text-to-text and text-to-video capabilities, Canva's AI Magic Studio provides a powerful and flexible toolset for businesses of all scales. With over 170 million monthly active users, Canva is leading the charge in embedding AI into workflows, simplifying tasks, and enhancing communication plans.
Embracing the Future of Design
As AI continues to redefine the landscape of design, it's imperative for businesses to embrace the transformative potential of AI-enhanced tools and capabilities. The insights shared in the *Everyday AI* podcast underscore the need for businesses to leverage AI-powered design platforms to elevate their visual communications, enhance collaboration, and drive impactful storytelling.
In conclusion, the immersive exploration of Canva's AI Magic Studio in the *Everyday AI* podcast serves as a compelling testament to the potential of AI in revolutionizing the design landscape for businesses of all types. By embracing AI-enhanced design tools and navigating ethical considerations, businesses can unlock a world of innovative possibilities and drive impactful visual communications in the digital age.
Topics Covered in This Episode
1. Introduction to Canva's Magic Studio and AI Features
2. Practical Business Use Cases for Canva
3. Advice for Using Canva's New AI Feature for Business Purposes
4. Canva's Focus on Embedding AI into Workflows
5. Discussion of Canva's AI Capabilities
Jordan Wilson [00:00:17]:
What if I told you that there was a generative AI program that combined the best of all these worlds? Right? Like something that could do text to text and text to design and text to photo and text to video. And what if I told you it was also a program that you probably already use? Well, that magical AI program Already exists, and it is Canva's AI magic studio. And I'm so excited today to be talking about that. So we're gonna talk about that and A little bit more, on everyday AI. So welcome. My name's Jordan Wilson. I am the host of everyday AI, And everyday AI is a daily livestream, podcast, and free daily newsletter, helping everyday people like me and you not just learn what's going on in the world of generative AI, But how we can all actually leverage it as well. So, if you're listening on the podcast, thank you.
Jordan Wilson [00:01:12]:
As always, make sure to Check out the show notes. You can come in and join the live conversation. And to our livestream audience, thank you as well. We are technically debuting this live, but it's prerecorded because sometimes We have very smart people from other parts of the world. That 7:30 AM Central Standard Time doesn't always work out, such as the case is our guest today. So I'm excited to talk today about Canva's AI. It's amazing. If you haven't used it, like, why the heck haven't you? If I'm being honest, I've used 100 and maybe even more than a 1000 different generative AI tools, and Canva is probably one of my top 3 most used tools.
Jordan Wilson [00:01:53]:
If you're not using it, whether you're a small business owner, whether you work, in in a corporate, setting, It is by far one of the most flexible, robust, and powerful AI tools. Yeah. Hopefully, I got your attention with that. Alright. So it's not just gonna be me blabbing on. I'm excited to bring on our guest for today. So, please help me welcome. Let's see if we can get him on there.
Jordan Wilson [00:02:16]:
Here we go. Alright. Danny Wu, who is the head of AI products at Canva. Danny, thank you so much for joining the Everyday AI Show.
Danny Wu [00:02:25]:
Hey, Jonathan. Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be here.
Jordan Wilson [00:02:30]:
Oh, I'm excited to have you. I've been I've been waiting to get someone from Canva on the show. I love the product. But first, before we dive into all of that, Danny, can you please tell everyone just a little bit about what you do as the head of AI product at Canva?
Danny Wu [00:02:45]:
Sure. So at Hamel, I work with all of our different teams and all of our different groups that's building magical AI powered products and Features, and then lead out teams in just developing all of the magic, like magic studio and help help bring, like, the AI, Helping AI has superpowers, to live our community and users.
Jordan Wilson [00:03:05]:
That's great. So so, you know, one thing and I don't even know if everyone has fully Explored what's inside Canva's magic studio because there's so much. So I'm gonna go ahead. You know, if you are listening on the podcast, always come back and check the the live stream because This is a more visual episode, so I'm gonna go ahead and maybe pull up, on the screen here a little bit of Magic Studio. So, Danny, maybe can you just kind of walk us through a little bit about What all is inside of Magic Studio, and what can these different, kind of features or programs within the Magic Studio do?
Danny Wu [00:03:40]:
Yeah. Of course. So Magic Studio is our collection of AI powered tools, and what we've done with Magic Studio is to create an all in one platform that Harnesses all of the capabilities and all of the powers of AI. Things like magic right, for example, that allows you As a writing assistance tool allows you to very much kind of, very much, like, give you creativity superpowers as you are writing anything from a blog post, Maybe a script for a podcast or maybe a press release, and hack AI assistance in helping you write data and Faster, but it's but but as I mentioned, like, with the all in one platform, it's it's, this influences just about every single part of camera. It's Very, very visually includes features includes generative AI image features like magic media from not just images, but also also video, as well as, things that help you create videos with, with magic design for video, with things like beat sync and animations, and, of course, Of course, like walks workplace productivity tools like Magic Switch, which is our new up new and upgraded magic resize. And I'm really excited about Magic Switch, for example, because This allows you to transform between all the different doc all the different design types in camera. So, you know, camera does it doesn't just do things like flies or social media graphics. We also does Presentations of those documents, it does so much more, and this lets you seamlessly, truly, convert between those stock types in just a few clicks.
Danny Wu [00:05:11]:
Adding those new and in those those designs, you can you can create, like, beautiful visuals, like, like, for example, Viber City Jungle, like you see like you see here with our magic Media as well as the images and magic morph, of course, is just you, apply essentially, textures to create some really, really splashy and prominent Text. And, in addition in addition to that, like, it's not just about creating, but it's also about editing, which is such an important part of the design process. So if you've ever had an image where, it's cropped to a certain level when you just wish there was a little bit more to the side, there was a little bit more to the Bottom matching expand will let you essentially, turn an image and expand the cameras and and cameras, using some using generative AI and getting whatever aspect ratio and whatever size and dimensions you want. We also have upgraded Magic edit, which lets you which lets you select a portion of the image and choose to change anything you anything you want, which is super, super powerful. You can Starting to acting with photos like the objects, like the camera designs. You can you can have an image. You can grab the subject of the image out and then edit it just like any other Camera element, which again is, like, super super powerful, and that's not to mention things like magic eraser that's you move objects. It's just, by just scrubbing it through, background remover, which, is one of our most popular camera features that works on both photos as well as videos, and magic animations we talked about earlier that lets you just, like, click a button and will create beautiful animations that matches your content, that matches your theme without any effort at all.
Jordan Wilson [00:06:53]:
There's there's so much in here. We could literally talk, I think, Danny, for hours Just about all of these different features. And if anyone, like, out there, whether you are a Creative person or whether you aren't a creative person, that's one thing I love about Canva. And in full disclosure here. Right? So I've used on and off. I've used Adobe for 20 years. Right? But I don't even open it anymore, especially after, You know, the features like we just talked about here with Danny, like background remover, magic eraser, all of these things. So so, Danny, I'll ask you this.
Jordan Wilson [00:07:31]:
What is especially with All of these new, Magic Studio features within Canva's new AI offerings, what would you say is is the one, AI feature that maybe people either don't know about or the one that they maybe don't use, but they definitely should.
Danny Wu [00:07:50]:
I think, like, if I had to pick just 1, like, I would probably have to say, magic switch. So this is, like, one of this is something that we've been working Or it's actually in part of Canon's vision for many, many years, and we've been working on it for quite a long time. And with, like, the powers of With the developments of, Genentive AI has finally became possible. And so we've always wanted to kind of build an interoperable and Just yeah. I need to help people at this kind of, essentially a cross transformative suite of docs that you're not thinking like, you're not constrained to thinking in terms of, One design type like, just a presentation like a doc, but for all of the for the boundaries between all of those different design types to Start to blur and start to kind of essentially merge seamlessly together. And so magic switch, like, is our is essentially our 1st step in this direction. And By allowing you to convert things like a presentation or social media graphic into a doc with your custom instructions and prompt That allows you to start working in what we see what we see as increasingly this future world of operating beyond specific design types and just operating, Design is a concept itself.
Jordan Wilson [00:09:02]:
Yeah. And it seems like, you you know and if you are, kind of listening on the podcast, I have the magic switch feature up here, and it's It's actually amazing, and it is so powerful to be able to you know, because a lot of times, you know, you might spend so much time, You know, getting a a a graphic or, you know, something just right. And then with the click of a button, to be able to put it into different Aspect ratios to be able to you know, maybe it was a full page, you know, kind of a flyer type and then to be able to put it into a small social graphic It's huge. It's such a time saver. But, Danny, you brought up the the the concept of going from, you know, kind of a design and then switching it over To a document. It seems like to me a big push recently with Canva is is this push toward, collaboration and being able to work, you know, and going from a design and then changing that design into a document and being able to work it on on it with colleagues. What are the advantages to kind of when you combine this this AI powered, design capabilities with the collaborative features, of Canva.
Danny Wu [00:10:08]:
Yeah. Absolutely. So we added collaboration, simultaneous, simultaneous collaboration to Canva a number of years ago, and we've Really seen we've really seen the, the usage of that take half of the years, like, especially for especially when you're not working on a design by yourself or you're You're working a team. You're like, you're you're jamming on a project together. You are brainstorming some some new ideas. And and with this, like, all of with our with our magic switch, for example, like, you might be you might be walking on a presentation, and you might go, okay. Let's, like, let's let's I want to maybe turn this into a small, like, social media ad creative. Right? Let's, I I mean, I mean, a script and you get all my key points.
Danny Wu [00:10:49]:
You You can use Magic Switch to Thumbus. You said to Thumbus is actually a script for an social media ad or commercial actually and use this as the This is a starting off point. You can jam on this. It is just like any other hammer dog can jam on or any kind of hammer design. You can jam on live with the team. You can give feedback. You can then use all the tools like Magic. Right? Together collaboratively to collaboratively to brainstorm ideas.
Danny Wu [00:11:13]:
So it's not just kind of they're not just sitting in, I guess, chatty bitty, typing, typing the AI by yourself, but all the other people that's in our design can also see the outputs of the AI Live while you do it, and it's just opportunity for, for you to be to work together with your team on on AI.
Jordan Wilson [00:11:31]:
You know what? Let me ask you this, Denny. Who is who is Canva even for? Right? Like, I I I think early on, You know, maybe 8, 9, 10 years ago, you you know, I I I think Canva, at least in my opinion, was maybe for creatives. But who is Canva for? Is it still for creatives? Is it for designers? Is it for everyone? Who would you say that Canva is is for, and who can use it?
Danny Wu [00:11:55]:
Yeah. Canva is for everyone. So, like, even even in the early days, like, what got me really excited, what led me joining Canva Was that kind of our belief that design is something that that benefits absolutely everyone? You you don't have to, you know, be a it's not you You don't have to be creative. And in fact, even if you're not kind of in the creative industry, you should absolutely have to harness the power of design, the power of storytelling, the power of communication. And so how many is how many is for teachers, how many is for students, with kind of education, how many is for individual uses making, Like a wedding ISVP orientation. It's for it's for a small business working on social media. It's for a large company working on desks The strategy and financial forecast is absolutely for everyone.
Jordan Wilson [00:12:42]:
It's, yeah, it's it's it's it's insane. You know? Sometimes I'll be talking to people, and at least for me, you know, because I have a background in in communications, marketing, advertising. So I've been using Canva since, I mean, longer than I can remember if I'm being honest. And sometimes when I meet, people who aren't using Canva, I just say, like, Why? Like like, it doesn't, like, it doesn't register in my head, but but maybe, you know, Danny, what you could do is is can you walk us through some maybe common, business use cases. Right? So, let's say, you you know, a small small business owner. Right? Maybe they have, you know, 50 to a 100 employees, and Maybe they haven't used Canva yet. So what would you say are some practical use cases for Canva? Specifically, You know, how can they use these new AI features within Magic Studio to maybe grow, promote, or market their business?
Danny Wu [00:13:38]:
Yeah. Absolutely. So for us for a small, say, 50 to a 100 size, business, like, kind of bread and butter. Like, we started off with a focus, Social media graphics, and that's still very much how one of our core focuses. So if a small business is, like, social media presence, then kinda enables you To create content, but also schedule the content, so across all our different socials. So you can actually create, you know, post in advance, link your link your x And, Facebook accounts and so, oh, I I'm I have this new, like, announcement happening next Friday. I'm gonna get all my content ready, that's the the passive use case. And with Magic Studio, for example, like, Magic Design will let you create social media graphics, Even faster in just a few clicks, and something that we see in small businesses that they often have people who are wearing many hats and you're putting on many roles.
Danny Wu [00:14:29]:
So maybe you have a dedicated copywriter, maybe you don't have a dedicated copywriter, but with Magic Rights brand tone of voice, you can actually The safe what's your safe what's your company and your brand's, tone is all about, and then let all everyone on your team, yeah, use magic, right, to To basically combat some text, no matter how boring or how bland, into something that perfectly syncs your feelings, since your tone of voice. And that's something that's Really, really great. You know, if you don't have you know, even even not a large enterprise with dedicated copywriters and dedicated press and comms teams, that's there to do do it do it every single time. And, of course, like, you know, this is a this is kind of a a smaller, like, not so mentioned feature, the translation in Magic Switch also lets you I think our business has kind of, like, adds audiences in different, in different countries, in different regions, or maybe or maybe you just users speak different languages. You can actually translate all of our designs, whether it's a social media post, whether it's a presentation, whether it's a doc into more than a 100 different languages to help You communicate directly to your audience whatever language you speak.
Jordan Wilson [00:15:36]:
Yeah. Like, the the more I hear Danny talk about What Canva can do, especially with AI. I mean, I I I literally have been using Canva for more than 10 years. I use it every single day, And I'm pretty sure Danny has already, mentioned at least 2 or 3 things that I didn't even know about. So it's like I'm over here just like scratching my head. Like, what the heck Can Canva not do? So I'll I'll ask you this, though, Danny. With with all the different things, all the different features. Right? So we talked about There's text to text.
Jordan Wilson [00:16:07]:
Right? So you have your you know, some of those features, maybe if you're using ChatGPT or Bard or, in profit Claude that you're used to text to text. Right? And then there's the text to image features, you know, like, something like a mid journey or a DALL E. Right. And but then there's also, like, text to design. Right? So like tome or beautiful AI. Canva does everything. So so with that in mind, What are if I had to have you pick just 1 feature, 1 AI feature, what is your personal Favorite. The one or maybe the one that you even use the most.
Danny Wu [00:16:42]:
It is super half of intuitive favorites, but I I will one. And the one the one that I use the most has to be, Magic Media. Like, that's something I think I think that's something that I really Kind of like that really seems like once you combine the powers of, text image or text to video inside an all in one design platform. So whether I'm creating a presentation or whether you're not if I'm creating kind of a document and I want to kind of, illustrate the point I'm making with kind of, like, a graphic. Like, I might have an idea of what graphic I want. Right? If I want to talk about, for example, innovation, like, I might want something to do with light bulbs, and I want, Like like, 1 graphic I actually recently created was, using text to the magic media to create light bulbs that were baking in the oven to kind of communicate the idea of just Just just just, you know, allowing time for innovation. And that's something that, you know, if you go with traditional stock photography, if you go with, is this NASA's assistant creative, like, Like, a photographer hasn't really shot, like, a lot of light bulbs, that's cooking in the oven. Even if they have, like, it's unlikely to be, you know, in your color In your brand in your brand's, I guess, our visual identity.
Danny Wu [00:17:48]:
But with, with Magic Media, I'm able to actually use I use this all the time to just Craping you back is playing the illustrations, and I feel like I just gained I feel like I have very much gained some vicious superpowers that way.
Jordan Wilson [00:18:00]:
Oh, man. I love it. I there's there's nothing cooler y'all than than hearing, someone that helps build the products that you use every day Talk about their favorite parts of the product because now, I'm excited to go, like, check out a little bit more what what Danny was talking about with that one. So one thing that I wanna talk about, Danny, is is maybe some some aspects, of, of Canva's, AI offerings That people don't think about as much. Right? Because I think the average person, you know, they think design when it comes to Canva. They think maybe, You know, flyers or or social media graphics. Right? But but one thing that I think is, you you know, super powerful is the, magic right Feature. Right? So not only can you kind of have that, you know, text to text, type, you know, output that so many people are familiar now with, you know, using programs like Chat GPT or Google Bard, but you also have the collaboration feature.
Jordan Wilson [00:18:59]:
Right? So you can literally work with your teammates Using a text to text generation and then design things in a live document as well. Can you talk a little bit about some of the use cases, and and just the power, behind the the kind of a a AI, different AI tools that work along in this, kind of feature.
Danny Wu [00:19:21]:
Yes. Certainly. So Magic. Right? The text to the text text to text feature was actually one of our earliest AI features. We launched that, and all the way back in, like, more than a year a year and a few months ago. And the use case for that that we've been, that we've been seeking, and continuing to continue to increase is very much like, first of all, people starting starting off with this, during the brainstorm stage, And it's not actually always necessary to to create specific content that you want to do, but sometimes it's used to kind of explore the problem space. So if you are, for example, let's say, if you're working on, I guess, like, a communications plan for how to, like, announce a change to your customers, the customers who are small business, Then you can you know, I've seen people use Snagit where I actually ask questions like, what makes a good communications plan? Like, that's not something you literally write, but it's very much a way to Ask AI and get some additional insights and get some get get get some guidance. And beyond, you know, beyond kind of, brainstorming with AI, it's also very much kind of a towing every copywriter's, tool belt that lets you from things like refining paragraphs, just writing them writing drafts Completely to if you are to finishing things off the conclusion, if you're not sure, if if you've been, you know, living in this stop for the past hour and you just don't know what you're at the conclusion.
Danny Wu [00:20:36]:
It's something like, all of these use cases are things that we're seeing. And I think the the cool thing about is, like, I guess, like, we launched MagicFly as kind of a Wide open sandbox, and then we have seen, you know, seen how people use it. And more recently, we've added, you know, quick actions to Our designs, we can say, like, make it shorter, make it more fun, rewrite it with just one click, and that's, and that's always something I will Continue to walk on to just, like, kind of create all of these, like, quick ad workflows that help people who don't want to prompt or don't know how to prompt effectively, still, like, harness all of these
Jordan Wilson [00:21:11]:
Yeah. And that's that's another thing. Right? So something that just, Danny, when when you were talking that popped into my head, is the design feature. Right? Like like, the abilities to with text. Right? With text To be able to create, like, an entire presentation. So so can you maybe talk a little bit? And I think that people can can realize and understand the power of that. Right? Like, if you're not a creative person to be able to sit down and to type out 10 words And then to have an entire, you know, multiple page presentation that made for you that then you can go in and edit and fine tune. But I'm I'm I'm also curious On the other side of it, Danny, because you're also helping, shape, you know, all these different products and and how they're built, you know, especially something like that.
Jordan Wilson [00:22:00]:
What are the challenges Of building something like that that's so robust. Right? So so what are the challenges even kind of on the more technical side Of creating something as powerful as, you know, being able to, you know, design something from words.
Danny Wu [00:22:17]:
Yeah. I'd be really happy to talk about that. So I think that we try to make, Magic Studio and all of our AI features, really easy and Really simple to use, but there is actually so much complexity that has gone behind the scenes. And I think that if you look at magic design, for example, like a Really simple way to do it would just be to take your take your text, what you're trying to create, and, you start to generate more text and then just basically Shout this over inside kind of a dummy template, and then just put some text here, put some images here, and that's that's generally kind of like the, I guess, a more like elementary or, although the more more, I guess, first pass basic approach that, like, a lot of you have taken. With magic design, like, we've, you know, we start with that. We we I've tested it, and then we kind of realized, okay. This this is good, but how much value is this really adding? Like, is this good enough, and this is something that you're actually really, really happy to use, I guess, that actually does, you know, your design just be done effectively. And so So we've had to we would the the way we build our of a lot of spotting, a lot of politics, and then it's a lot of different Potentially promising directions.
Danny Wu [00:23:27]:
Much of that, like, doesn't pan out, and that's okay. But for the ones that that pan Pan out, like, it allows us to, you know, climb the ladder towards more powerful AI features. And we've done a lot of spiking. We've done a lot of different, approaches and built Quite kind of a comprehensive suite of technologies around design understanding to make magic design work as well as it does. So it's not just about kind of, you know, adding text and images to, like, to some template. It's also about teaching AI about Visual visual aesthetics, about composition. It's also about, annotating these things so that the the AI itself understands, you know, Oh, this text box is like a heading, and, this is what headings, should have. And this is next to this text box, which is a subheading, and That's what you know, and we should be connected to this.
Danny Wu [00:24:14]:
It's only through the kind of the combination of, like, just connecting all of these parts together and Building all of this visual understanding systems that we have to make natural design, and it's still very much early days for all of AI, like we always like to say, but, but there is there is a lot of complexity behind the scenes. And I think also, like, beyond the feature itself, So camera is used camera camera well, camera is used by, I think I'm just sorry. I'm a little bit yeah. With more than 170,000,000 of the active users, like, we A very much kind of, serving AI, at scale here. And so keeping the system scalable, and available and fast to all of our users is very much another challenge in itself that, that it's very fun to work on, but also, like, very involving.
Jordan Wilson [00:24:59]:
Wait. So you said a 170,000,000 users?
Danny Wu [00:25:02]:
That's right. HANA has more than 170,000,000 monthly active users, each and every month.
Jordan Wilson [00:25:08]:
That's that's insane. So, I'm wondering this then because I'm sure you're you're able to get so much data on how people are, you know, using Canva and and what they're getting out of it. When it comes to the AI features, what what what are users using the most, you know, in the new Magic Studio? You know? Because maybe that's a good thing if if someone's listening. You know? Hey. You can just Use all this data from a 170,000,000 people, and maybe that's where you should start if if you're new to Canvas Magic Studio. So So, Danny, where are users spending the most time, in these new AI products?
Danny Wu [00:25:42]:
Yeah. So we're seeing, we're seeing kind of adoption of all of our different AI features, across, you know, across things like, MagicRide, which is text to text and across our, photo, general photo tools and photo editing tools. I think some of the more popular ones would have to be around the more visual aspects, things like natural media, things like, magic edit and, Magic Eraser, all visual, which which is not surprising that, you know, we are design design platform. And I think, like, if you happen, Like, my inclination has to be checking out our new, magical photo editor with, the collection of tools from old Favorites, like, back on remover to the new magic edit. There's there's a lot to explore there, and, we find that, you know, like, From, I guess, from our, from talking to our users and from our users, we find that there's often a discovery phase of a new user, like, discovering this feature. They try, like, once or twice, and then They come back a few days later when they realize, oh, hey. I could use magic edit to fix this folder I couldn't otherwise use, and they start becoming, like, very much kind of, Active and your cutting uses of the feature.
Jordan Wilson [00:26:47]:
Oh, man. That's amazing. And and, hey, if if you haven't used Canva or maybe, you know, you have an account, but you're not active, Danny, I I do believe even on the free plan. Right? Because there's a very generous free plan, but then there's, you know, the the pro, Canva Pro and Canva for Teams. But I believe even on the Canva free plan, you have a lot of these, you know, magic, tools. I I think you have The even the text to video, the magic design. Right? Like, there's a lot of these things that even on a free plan, you can use.
Danny Wu [00:27:16]:
That's right. Yeah. So, yeah, on a free Like, we we want everyone to, to be able to to be able to explore and use this journey of AI features even if you don't have Canon Pro. So we have, have a credit system where as a free user, you have certain number of credits, that's different depending on each AI AI feature. And so and And the other thing is that if you are a CamoPro customer, then you have access to all of our AI features. Like, we're not putting this behind an additional tier. We're not putting this behind an Additional paywall, but Hanoi Co includes all of our AI.
Jordan Wilson [00:27:47]:
Wow. So so here's here's my because we talked about a lot, Danny, but I have to know, You know, as someone who is helping build, this AI that, you know, more than a 170,000,000 people are using, like, what's next? Because I I think of Canva as a tool that is for everyone. Right? Like, whether you are a designer. Right? I work with top tier creative agencies that use Canva. And then I I I know people that don't have any creative skills and use Canva. So what is next specifically for Canva and AI when it seems like It can do everything already. So what do you focus next on as someone who's head of of of where Canva's going in AI?
Danny Wu [00:28:28]:
Yeah. That's a great question. So I think, like, what, what, like, what we see as kind of the most exciting is, AI, like, being less about features that actually becoming embedded into people and businesses workflow. So, like, an example I'll give is that, like, you know, within, like, internal comms of or perhaps, like, larger sized companies, like, a lot of times you have to create things like communications plans when you want to announce a announce a change. Maybe there's, like, kind of a Restructure. Maybe there's kind of a new product announcement, and that's something that takes up a lot of times of, you know, internal communications, professionals, and tools like Magic Drive, Magic Switch Actually, very much that you will create customized workflows. So you might have a base template. This is, like, how your company's communication plans are.
Danny Wu [00:29:11]:
This is what all the company have to any AI expertise or skills. We have to actually create these, workflows with AI embedded in them so that your everyday task you do, like, You do, like, you know, 10 times a month just become so much easier, and you're using AI and it's helping you get your work done without you even actively and consciously thinking about it.
Jordan Wilson [00:29:40]:
Jeez. I I can't wait to see to see what's next. So so what is you know, as as we wrap up the show here, what is the one thing? Because I'm sure that just about everyone out there listening heard something from you just like me. Right? I've been using Canva for forever. I use it you know, all of our graphics that we use for the show, our our livestream, it's all done in Canva. And I heard even so many things I can't wait to go try. But, Danny, maybe what's the one piece of advice that you have for someone that heard something from you today, and they're like, wow. I can't wait to go out and try, You know, this new AI feature from Canva, what's your one piece of advice that, they can use practically in their business?
Danny Wu [00:30:23]:
I I think, like, you know, business context, the one advice I know we didn't get too hard to talk about this too much, but the advice I'd That would definitely my top one to give is to very much kind of, like, look into your provider's policies around security and around, Security and health and data usage and privacy, that is just like you even for even for individual users, like, it is kind of a very much an important consideration. And The AI world is, that world definitely has a lot of different polities with different policies and different kind of, diff yeah. Different privacy policies and different ways that data can be used. With camera, like, we don't train on any design data. We don't use AI training. We don't use product improvement without your concern. And so that's part of how much yield, and I think that's a very important question to consider before, you know, exchange sensitive or potentially proprietary information, that that might be might be used and might end up being regretting up here, like, in an AI model someday if you're if you don't kind of, if just kind of willingly and just, like, poach it poach it, I think it's one of the top thing you find on Google.
Jordan Wilson [00:31:26]:
Oh, so so, like, that was such a good thing to add because I'm sure there's so many people out like, oh, this sounds like I can, you know, build, you know, a financial forecasting plan or, you know, the next, you know, quarterly earnings with charts Graphics. So, Danny, I'm glad you brought that up. So we learned so much today. I'm I'm so happy that you came on the show. And, hey, if you are listening, Make sure there's gonna be some, some people from the Canva team, answering questions in the comments. But, Danny, thank you so much for coming on the Everyday AI Show. And you really taught everyone, even someone that uses Canva every day like me, how to create more magic with Canva's magic studio. Thank you so much for joining the show.
Danny Wu [00:32:06]:
Thank you so much, Jordan. It was great in here. I loved chatting about Magic Studio. Really, yeah. Thank you. Thanks so much for listening.
Jordan Wilson [00:32:12]:
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Jordan Wilson [00:32:41]:
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